Police probe alleged racism
January 19, 2022
By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era
The city and school district have issued statements denouncing racism and discrimination following a news report about an incident that allegedly took place during the Linn County Championships wrestling tournament held at Sweet Home High School on Jan. 7.
A Sweet Home Police log entry at 7:22 p.m. on Jan. 7 reads: ‚ÄúCaller reports during wrestling tournament, adult male grabbed son‚Äôs cowboy hat off his head aggressively. Officer contacted caller by phone. Report taken.‚ÄĚ
Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his agency is looking into the matter because, he said...